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Start-up ESOPs: 6 things to know

Start-up ESOPs: 6 things to know

Did you know that you are sacrificing a part of your salary in the name of ESOP? Illustration*: Uttam Ghosh/ An acronym for Employee Stock Option Plan, ESOP is no more an alien term in the Indian start-up ecosystem. Earlier ESOPs were offered to reward and acknowledge the contributions of senior employees, now they are offered to reduce the fund-shed or to give employees a sense of ownership and, thus, a bigger responsibility. For starters, ESOPs refer to plans that give employees ..., 2 months ago

Planning to buy a new house? Terrible idea!

If you are in your 20s, renting out an apartment and under pressure from parents and peers to buy that dream home, just make these solid arguments to tell them why it just doesn't make any sense! As soon as you qualify and take up a job, there is tremendous pressure on you to do a few things. Older people who have nicely messed up their own lives keep asking you about your next move. So if they are not asking about career moves they are asking you (or, probably, telling you) about your ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Top four reasons to reject a store credit card offer

Rajiv Raj tells you why a store credit card is not a good idea, even though you are tempted with extra 'savings' of 10 per cent on your purchase or a 5 per cent cash back or a 'sign on bonus'. You have been told from your childhood that fire is a good servant but a bad master and that's why you have always handled fire with caution. The very same principal is applicable to credit cards. When used judiciously credit cards can help you build and improve your CIBIL score, but the moment you go ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Tips for grads to build a good credit score

Building your credit from scratch during your post-graduation years is a good idea because it gives you the opportunity to build a solid foundation for your credit history. Here's how to go about with it. If you are a fresh graduate just stepping into adulthood, it is quite natural for you to yearn to be financially independent. If you are looking at having a source of income during your post-graduation years, you are on the right track indeed. This is also the time when you need to think ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

A bridge to friendship, courtesy Rajinikanth

'For me, he was a bridge to lifelong friendships in a land where I had none.''He helped break barriers of language and suspicion.'Maharaj Damodardas salutes the one and only Rajinikanth!Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ An Indian has the privilege of being part of a range of festivities. Diwali and Holi, for example, bring in a different atmosphere as people break away from the rigmarole of daily life and get together to celebrate. As the devout break their fast for Ramzan, folks flock to ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Manida has left us a lot to celebrate with'

'He was an amazing combination of a fantastic artist and a great scholar and teacher.' 'A good way of paying homage to this thinker, and for us and the future generations to benefit from his ideas, would be to keep his writings available and alive.''s Uttam Ghosh attends a meeting to pay homage to K G Subramanyam, one of India's most interesting painters and thinkers. K G Subramanyan: An artist who loved to surprise As an art student in the early eighties, my only exposure to K G ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Modi govt's latest brainwave: A 'new financial year'

A panel will examine the merits and demerits of various dates for the commencement of the 'new financial year'. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   The Narendra Modi government has announced a committee to examine the feasibility of having ‘a new financial year’. It will be headed by former chief economic advisor Shankar Acharya.  The panel will also have former cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar, former Tamil Nadu finance secretary P V Rajaraman, and Rajiv Kumar ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'It is the parent's expectations that kill the child'

'Every parent knows his or her child's potential.''The problem is that they are not ready to accept it.''They think they can push the child beyond his capacity.'   The increase in the number of students who have committed suicide due to stress has become a matter of grave concern in India. Sanjay Sinha, a Patna journalist, believes society, teachers and parents are at fault and need to rethink their expectations from children. Sinha, who has just published Suicide? There Is Always A ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Why this is a good year to invest in EPF

Here's how EPF stacks against other investment options If you are a salaried individual, there is good news. The government of India has recently overturned its earlier decision to reduce the interest rate for EPF. With this rollback, EPF investments will earn an interest rate of 8.8 per cent instead of the 8.7 per cent offered earlier. The interest rate for Provident Fund was 8.75 per cent in 2014-15, with the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) recommending the government to increase it to 8.8 ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

EXPLAINED: The what, why and when of Brexit

Brexit, Leave, Remain… What’s all this about? In the past few days, the British media has gone into overdrive talking about Brexit, leaving many of us scratching our heads. However, don’t fret. We, at, present to you a dummy’s guide to the historic vote that could shape British-European Union ties for generations and have wide ranging effects around the globe. ILLUSTRATION: Uttam Ghosh/ 1. What is Brexit? Brexit is the nickname given for the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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